Once

Album: Unstoppable (2009)

Songfacts®:

  • This uptempo song about a love that is now gone was written for Rascal Flatts by three A-List songwriters, namely American Idol judge Kara Dioguardi ("Sober), John Shanks ("The Climb") and Jeffrey Steele ("What Hurts The Most").

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